Super awesome week skateboarding. I’m always a sweaty mess by the time my lunch is over, too bad the area of Rochester I work in sucks balls for skate terrain. I make the best of it. Empty parking lot with a painted curb works. It’s right next to a baseball park that has the these two cute statues of children playing baseball. It has a nice homey feeling to it and it is tucked away enough from the road so no one from work can see me. I have officially adopted it as my place to skate.
First things first though- the list:
Up North, Pale Young Gentlemen
A Day in the Life, The Beatles
How High the Moon?, Charlie Parker and Ella Fitzgerald
Been Caught Stealing, Jane’s Addiction
Boy’s Don’t Cry, The Cure
Things I learned about skateboarding this week:
I never tire of watching videos of skateboarders that are a hundred times better than me. It just pushes me harder. I keep thinking- I’ll be able to do that. Be positive.
Be very aggressive when doing a trick. Go all out. Doing it half-ass is only going to end in a sprain or a lame waste of time. Go for the break and try to get on top of it.
Speed speed speed.
Pulling off a trick and working a remote for your camera is bullshit hard. Bring a friend next time.
Muscle memory is so important. Repeat trick a billion times.
You need a lot of force and tension to pull a trick off, but you still have to manage to remain relaxed otherwise you’re going to lock your legs up on the landing and end up on your ass.
Like I said, relax. Tell yourself that a billion times.
Celebrate wildly the first time you land the trick (180 pop shove-it for me!). Do yell out and put your hands in the air and wave them like you just don’t care. I did.
Don’t try to do tricks in the employee break room in front of co-workers and eat it hard. That’s lame.
Tearing it up at Eyota. Haha.